Just got the book today. It's by Patrick Sweeney, you have probably read his writings in a gun magazines or his "The Gun Digest Book of the 1911" Vol.1 & 2. 1911 - The First 100 Years is a hardcover book and 286pages long. It has a lot of photos. It covers the year 1911, the trials leading up to the acceptance, to the some of the current day 1911 smiths. I just got it late this afternoon and i'm on Chapter 4 (of 18) right now. It's $30 at the store, but it's $20 on Amazon. Well worth the cost for a 1911 enthusiast. http://www.amazon.com/1911-First-Years-Patrick-Sweeney/dp/1440211159 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!